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The 90.1 midday show will, beginning next month, also appear on KERA 13. Full release after the jump.

On Friday, February 2, KERA will launch Think, a new, half-hour television interview series featuring Host and Managing Editor Krys Boyd. The television series will have a heightened presence on the Web and will also be accessible to radio audiences.

In November, Think moved into a two-hour radio midday slot, continuing KERA’s strong tradition of civil discussion and thoughtful interviewing. The television version of Think will provide a new opportunity for KERA 13 viewers who already rely on the station for solid news and public affairs programming.

Like the radio series, Think will feature interviews and conversations with guests on a diverse range of topics, including current events, news, social issues, emerging trends and the arts. Each installment of the program will include three segments: a one-on-one guest interview or round-table discussion; a North Texas arts calendar rundown; and a segment featuring an arts, culture or lifestyle review and a discussion between Boyd and the guest reviewer.

KERA’s multimedia approach will provide ample opportunity for viewers to tune in to Think. The 30-minute television series will initially air on television at 7:30 p.m. on all but the last Friday of each month, with rebroadcasts the following Sunday at 11:30 a.m., the following Monday at 11:30 p.m. and late-night Tuesday/early Wednesday at 1:30 a.m.

The television version will also be available to audiences on radio and on the Internet. The audio from each Friday’s television episode will be broadcast on KERA 90.1 the following Sunday at 5 p.m. As with the Think radio series, the television series will be available as audio podcasts. In addition, the video from the television series will be available through links to streaming video. For more information about podcasts and streaming video versions of Think, visit www.kera.org/think/.

“I’m excited about launching Think on KERA 13 because it showcases how excellent original content can be accessible to our audiences, whether they are watching or listening to us,” says President and CEO Mary Anne Alhadeff. “With the availability of video and audio podcasts, our audiences can engage with us at any time.”

Boyd’s television hosting duties are the latest in a series of broadcast roles at KERA, where she has worked in news and public affairs for five years. Previous positions included a stint as host of Conversations, the station’s evening radio talk show in 2001, and as a producer of television documentaries, including the multiple award-winning JFK: Breaking the News. Boyd also co-hosted and produced KERA’s weekly television public affairs program, On the Record.

Jeff Whittington, senior producer of the Think radio series — and a long-time producer of The Glenn Mitchell Show on KERA 90.1 — will also serve as senior producer of the television series. The co-executive producers are KERA 90.1 Program Director Jeff Ramirez and KERA’s Director of Multimedia Production, Rick Thompson.

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